The Maryville Pride Lions and Maryville Host Lions Clubs are two of the 12 Lions Clubs in district 26-M4 to complete all four of Lions Clubs International Centennial Challenges for the 2015-16 Lion year.

Lions Clubs International started a three-year project in 2014 to serve 100 million people by the 2017 centennial anniversary of the organization. The four service campaigns are: Engaging our Youth, which encompasses projects to support youth in the community; Sharing the Vision, providing vision screening, educational events and the gift of sight; Relieving the Hunger, by improving access to healthy food for vulnerable populations in the community; and Protecting Our Environment, by protecting and improving the environment to make the community a healthier place to live for everyone.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world, with over 1.4 million members in more than 46,000 clubs situated in over 200 countries and geolographical areas. There are 64 clubs in district 26-M4. As of June 2016, the challenge has served 90,045,786 people with 59 percent of the clubs engaged.

The Maryville Host Lions meet at noon, Thursdays, second floor of the Maryville Community Center. For more information, contact Mark Allen at 660.582.0253.

The Maryville Pride Lions meet at 6:30 pm, the second and fourth Mondays of the month in the basement of the Nodaway County Administration Building. For more information, contact David Primm at 660.582.9394.